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  • The Lyrics:  He Leadeth Me.

​​He leadeth me! O blessed thought!
O words with heav'nly comfort frought!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be,  
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me!

Refrain:
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand he leadeth me.

Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine,
Nor ever murmur not repine,
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since 'tis Thy hand that leadeth me!

And when my task on earth is done,
When, by Thy grace, the vict'ry's won,
E'en death's cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me! 

Hymn History:  He Leadeth Me.   

On March 26, 1862, while the American Civil War was raging throughout the country, Pastor Joseph Gilmore stood to preach at the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia. He wanted the people to turn their eyes off the war and look to Jesus and his text was Psalm 23, the Shepherd's Psalm.

Later that day, at the house of a friend he

could not get out of his mind the idea that

God was leading us no matter what the

situation. He wrote out the words to the

hymn, "He Leadeth Me."

Three  years  later  while  preaching  at

another  church,  he  opened  their hymn

book  and  found  his  words set to music.

To  his  surprise,  his  wife  had  sent  the

words to a Christian periodical and William Bathelder Bradbury of Maine, set the words to music. 

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